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German Cartel Office expects Facebook ruling before year-end

Thursday 29 June 2017 | 10:50 CET | News
Germany's federal Cartel Office expects to rule on whether Facebook is abusing its market power before the end of this year, according to its director Andreas Mundt. He made remarks during the press conference for its annual report. In March 2016, the Cartel Office opened the investigation and said there is an initial suspicion that Facebook's conditions of use are in violation of data protection provisions. The office will examine, among other issues, to what extent a connection exists between the possibly dominant position of the company and the use of such clauses.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Germany
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